Day 1 : Arrival - Accra
On arrival, our representative will meet you in an air-conditioned vehicle for a transfer to your boutique hotel
Day 2 : Accra City Tour
Start the day with a walking tour through the suburb of Nima to see the other side of Accra. Here we’ll meet some local families and witness their way of life. Continue to the nearby fishing village of James Town, the ‘original Accra’ with its old streets, 19th century lighthouse, Dutch built Ussher Fort and Portuguese James Fort. For a great view of the city, climb to the top of the old lighthouse near James Fort. Also visit the nearby Arts Centre for National Culture.
Day 3: Cocoa Trail & Ashanti Kingdom
Depart for the Ashanti Region with a stopover at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) for a guided tour. On arrival, we visit the Asante Traditional Buildings including the Asemaso Traditional Shrine. After lunch, we visit the Kejetia Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa.
Day 4: Ashanti Crafts & Nature
Start the day with a visit to the Manhyia Palace. Continue to the crafts villages of Ntonso, famous for adinkra design and Ahwiaa for carving. Also visit the village of Adanwomase (Kente) to interact with locals and to learn traditional skills like kente weaving, palmwine tapping, farming, etc. End the day on the banks of Lake Bosumtwi, a crater lake believed to have been created by a fallen meteorite.
Day 5: Market Day & Slave River
Start the day with a visit to the Kejetia Market, the largest open air-market in West Africa. Depart for the Central Region through Assin Manso, the location of a slave river.
Day 6: Forts & Castles
Start the day with a visit to the Elmina Castle, a well preserved castle and the nearby Elmina fish market. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and its West African Historical Museum.
Day 7: Nature Tour
Start the day with a visit to the Kakum National Park, which comprises of undisturbed virgin rainforest to experience a walking tour on the longest and highest canopy walkway in West Africa. We make a brief stopover at the Hans Botel, home to crocodiles and lots of bird life. Also visit a rubber and oil palm plantation and a local factory to witness work in progress.
Day 8: Last minute shopping
Visit the colourful Makola Market. Continue to the Accra’s Oxford Street. We check into airport for departure.